Fairtree Simonsberg Contour MTB Stage Race
Fairtree Simonsberg Contour MTB - Back and better than ever
With three successful years behind it’s back, the Fairtree Simonsberg Contour 2 Day MTB Event has gone from the newbie on the calendar to a firm favourite and must-do event for all mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Originally created to continue the development of routes and to showcase the incredible network of single-track trails on the Simonsberg Mountain, the region has become a hotspot for trail runners and mountain bikers alike through the continued support of Fairtree Capital.
Dirtopia has spent the last 5 years developing new routes on Delheim, Muratie, Warwick and Uitkyk wine estates. These trails are now operated in partnership with the landowners with the Greater Simonsberg Conservancy being the primary beneficiary. The conservancy represents more than 20 farms around the mountain and is currently focused on a multi-million-rand alien clearing project to return large tracts of the mountain to fynbos and renosterveld.
There is no better time to be out in the winelands as harvest season will be in full swing in surrounding vineyards. The MTB two-day event will take place on 2 & 3 Feb 2019 with a 60km and 40km route on offer for both Saturday and Sunday, with the two day’s riding taking place on separate trails on the vast network. Do both days, mix it up or do only one day - your choice!
The event will start and finish on Delvera Wine farm where riders and runners will be treated to breakfast the morning before the activities start and lunch once you’ve crossed the finish line. As always there will be a wonderful area to relax after their ride, with showers, a bike park, bike wash & lube station and a massage service on offer. There will also be a kiddie’s entertainment area with the option for supporters to join for lunch by buying a food ticket. And yes, great coffee and the best beers will be served on the day.
Each participant will receive a goody bag and coffee, breakfast snack and daily lunch buffet. Good refreshment stations will be fully stocked with cold drinks and a wide range of savoury snacks and fruit.
The Fairtree Contour events have been created to continue the development of routes and expose the incredible network of single-track trails on the Simonsberg Mountain. With over 30km of mountain singletrack, connecting more than 10 wine estates, the region is a hot spot for mountain bike trail riders. Parts of the route will also be used in the 2019 ABSA Cape Epic Stage 6.
Early bird entries have already opened. Enter before 31 December 2018 to qualify for the discounted fees that the exact same fees as 2018 with full cost fees coming into effect on 1 Jan 2019. Don’t forget to book your limited-edition event t-shirt with your entry to show your support for the Simonsberg Conserve and the Fairtree Simonsberg Contour Trail run.
For those who’d like to run out tight hamstrings, there is a trail running event the following weekend. More info here.
Each participant of the two-day stage race will receive the following:
- Goody bag
- Morning coffee, breakfast snack and daily lunch buffet
- Medal & BOS drink
- Refreshment stations on route stocked with snacks and energy drinks & water.
- Bike Wash & Lube
- Bike Park (overnight if wanted)
- Live Timing
Enter here: https://www.dirtpass.co.za/events
More info: http://www.fairtreecontour.co.za/